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‘Severe hardship’ as many get just 0.5% rise

‘Severe hardship’ as many get just 0.5% rise

More from this theme Recent articles Thousands of schools face “severe financial hardship” because of a technical funding change made “without warning” which meant that they got a measly 0.5 per cent per-pupil increase. Minimum per-pupil funding levels (MPPFLs), which guarantee trusts and councils a certain amount of cash for each child they teach, usually rise at the same rate as school funding increases each year. Since 2018, the rates have risen by between 3 and 7 per cent. But this year, the government only increased MPPFLs by 0.5 per cent, despite school funding rising overall by 1.9 per cent. In its submission to the Treasury ahead of next months’ budget, the Confederation of School Trusts (CST) warned the change was made with “no warning”. Trusts with schools funded at the minimum faced “severe financial hardship right now”, they added, calling for emergency funding for those in difficulty. Low rise now baked into funding system Analysis by Schools Week of funding allocations identified 4,337 schools slated to receive only a 0.5 per cent rise in …

Instagram’s Uneasy Rise as a News Site

Instagram’s Uneasy Rise as a News Site

On a recent Wednesday in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood, Mosheh Oinounou, a former producer for CBS, Bloomberg News and Fox News, swiped through Instagram. He had started his morning reading major newspapers and more than a dozen newsletters. Then he spent much of the day turning many of the articles into posts on his Instagram account, under the handle Mo News. A Wall Street Journal story on aging Americans was relayed through a picture of a cake declaring, “Record Number of Americans Will Turn 65 This Year: Wealthy, Active, And Single.” At times, Mr. Oinounou, an affable 41-year-old, has also appeared on camera with the co-host of his daily news podcast to explain the significance of how Republican presidential candidates were polling and why President Biden was a write-in candidate in New Hampshire. The content has earned Mo News 436,000 Instagram followers, turning what had been a pandemic side project into an enterprise with three full-time employees and a bigger spotlight. In December, the State Department offered Mo News an interview with Secretary of State Antony …

Greatest rise in anti-Muslim hate in UK since Hamas’s attack on 7 October | UK News

Greatest rise in anti-Muslim hate in UK since Hamas’s attack on 7 October | UK News

A 335% increase in anti-Muslim hate cases in the UK has been recorded since Hamas’s attack on Israel on 7 October. In the four months since some 1,200 Israelis were killed and around 250 taken hostage by Hamas from southern Israel, 2,010 cases of online and offline abuse have been recorded by Tell MAMA, a national project which logs and measures anti-Muslim incidents in the UK. This is the largest recorded number of cases in four months since Tell MAMA started in 2011. The organisation said the latest data is in stark contrast to a year before, when between 7 October 2022 and 7 February 2023, 310 offline cases and 290 online cases were recorded. It follows more than 4,000 antisemitic incidents recorded in the UK in 2023 by a Jewish charity, with the all-time high attributed to the “sheer volume” which took place after the 7 October attacks. Read the latest from Sky News’ Middle-East live blog The Community Security Trust (CST), a charity which provides protection for British Jews against antisemitic attacks, said …

Who is Ruby Franke? Everything we know about the family vlogger’s rise to fame before child abuse charges

Who is Ruby Franke? Everything we know about the family vlogger’s rise to fame before child abuse charges

Sign up to our free Living Well email for advice on living a happier, healthier and longer life Live your life healthier and happier with our free weekly Living Well newsletter Ruby Franke, a Utah mother of six, who once operated her own YouTube channel about her life, was sentenced to prison two months after pleading guilty to a number of child abuse charges. Franke first made headlines back in 2015 for her controversial parenting advice shared on the YouTube channel 8 Passengers, which featured her husband Kevin Franke and their children: Shari, Chad, Abby, Julie, Russell, and Eve. The now-deleted channel was once popular, having accumulated more than two million subscribers before speculation and concern began to mount in 2020 about the family’s daily activities. Two years later, the Utah-based mother went on to announce that she was joining a new YouTube channel called ConneXions – which has since been deleted – alongside Jodi Nan Hildebrandt. The pair also sparked controversy with their videos, including one in which they made claims about what loving …

Rise of fast-fashion Shein, Temu roils global air cargo industry

Rise of fast-fashion Shein, Temu roils global air cargo industry

NEW YORK/SHANGHAI: The rapid rise of fast-fashion e-commerce retailers such as Shein and Temu is upending the global air cargo industry, as they increasingly vie for limited air-cargo space to woo consumers with rapid transit times, more than ten industry sources said. Shein, PDD Group’s Temu and ByteDance’s TikTok Shop, which recently began online shopping in the US, ship the majority of their products directly from factories in China to shoppers by air in individually addressed packages. And their growing popularity – Shein and Temu together send almost 600,000 packages to the United States every day, according to a June 2023 report by the US Congress – is boosting air-freight costs from Asian hubs like Guangzhou and Hong Kong, making off-peak seasons almost disappear and causing capacity shortages, the sources said. “The biggest trend impacting air freight right now is not the Red Sea, it’s Chinese e-commerce companies like Shein or Temu,” said Basile Ricard, director of Greater China operations at freight forwarder Bollore Logistics. According to data aggregated by Cargo Facts Consulting, Temu ships …

Argentina’s anti-government protests offer a lesson for the international struggle against the rise of the far right

Argentina’s anti-government protests offer a lesson for the international struggle against the rise of the far right

In the first 24 hours of his reign, the new president of Argentina, Javier Milei, halved the number of previously existing government ministries in a manner resembling a dystopian science fiction novel. Milei amalgamated education, culture, labour and social welfare into a “Ministry of Human Capital” led by his friend and former television producer, Sandra Pettovello. Milei is a far-right populist leader who labels himself an “anarcho-capitalist libertarian”. In his presidential campaign, he used social media expertly, attracting many young men and those who feel left out of the political class and want something different. More than 40% of Argentina’s population is very poor. These people, who sometimes do not know where their next meal is coming from, voted for the “complete reset” promised by Milei in viral memes and videos where he brandished a chainsaw or hoisted a huge US$100 bill with his face on it. Milei admires western versions of cutthroat capitalism. His legislation mimics the Washington Consensus fiscal policy “discipline” of the 1990s, and makes explicit attacks on human and workers’ rights, …

What is behind North Korea’s rise as a women’s football power? | Football

What is behind North Korea’s rise as a women’s football power? | Football

The fact that North Korea are ranked in the top 10 of the world’s best women’s football sides – higher than Brazil and Australia among others – may come as a surprise to some, but in the next week the team known as the Eastern Azaleas are attempting to cement their position as one of the best sides in the world by beating Japan in a two-legged Olympic qualification playoff to reach the 2024 Olympics in Paris. Since returning from a four-year period of inactivity brought on by the pandemic, North Korea, or the DPRK as they are also known, have had their respectable Fifa ranking of ninth restored and are showing signs that they can become a regional powerhouse once again. The side, in fact, boast an illustrious history and the question of how this isolationist state has fostered such a formidable sporting entity is often asked. To answer that we must examine the wider societal role women’s football has in the DPRK and what qualification to a first Olympic Games since London 2012 …

Nitazenes and xylazine: what’s behind the rise of dangerous synthetic drugs? | podcast | Science

Nitazenes and xylazine: what’s behind the rise of dangerous synthetic drugs? | podcast | Science

Social affairs correspondent Robert Booth tells Madeleine Finlay why a class of synthetic opioids called nitazenes, first developed in the 1950s, is leading to a worrying number of fatal overdoses in the UK. And she hears from toxicology and addiction specialist Dr Joseph D’Orazio about a tranquilliser called xylazine that has been showing up in alarming volumes in the US illegal drug supply and is now starting to appear in toxicology reports in the UK How to listen to podcasts: everything you need to know Source link

House prices rise for first time in six months

House prices rise for first time in six months

Thanks for joining us. To kick off the week, we have figures showing that the asking prices for homes has increased for the first time in six months in a sign of confidence returning to the property market. Rightmove said the average price of a property listed on its website has increased by 0.1pc compared to the same month last year, which was the first annual increase since July. 5 things to start your day  1) Currys draws takeover interest from Chinese giant | Prospect of bidding war emerges as JD.com enters talks with electricals retailer 2) Apple faces £430m EU fine in long-running row with Spotify | iPhone maker accused of using its App Store to drive up prices and block competition 3) Lockdown damage risks lasting for generations, warns World Bank | Children of those who missed out on school to be affected by ‘scars of pandemic’ 4) John Lewis in fresh housing row over smoke vents in rental properties | Firefighters warn designs for Bromley scheme risk hampering potential rescue efforts 5) The …

‘Somebody will die’: Rise of influencer boxing sparks safety fears | UK News

‘Somebody will die’: Rise of influencer boxing sparks safety fears | UK News

Influencer boxing is taking the sport by storm – but it’s also creating serious safety concerns. It consists of popular YouTubers and internet personalities fighting each other in the boxing ring. But thanks to their cult following, some of them – like Jake Paul, Logan Paul and KSI – have become the most recognisable names in the sport today, and some of their payouts are said to be into the millions. One of the biggest combat sports pay-per-view fights in 2023 came from an influencer boxing event held in Manchester, Sky News has learned. Image: The event, named the Prime Card, was dubbed the ‘Super Bowl of Influencer Boxing’. Pic: Misfits Boxing The show reportedly had over a million sales and was put together by the world’s most popular promotion company, Misfits Boxing. Their first event in August 2022 drew nearly two million viewers on the DAZN Boxing streaming network, with 90% of them being new subscribers. Kalle Sauerland, president of Misfits Boxing, as well as an established promoter in traditional boxing, sees influencer boxing …